Chartwells channels Cupid on campus

MacKenzie Malone

The Quinnipiac Student Center and Chartwells have teamed up again for this year’s Valentine’s Day festivities.

On Feb. 14, the Quinnipiac community is invited to spend the evening at the Rocky Top Student Center on York Hill where Chef Mark Fugaro and his staff are holding a Valentine’s Day dinner from 6 to 9 p.m.

Stefano Fasulo, associate director of the student center and campus life, said an area on the second floor of Rocky Top will be transformed into a private restaurant.

“We are teaming up to think outside the box and utilize space as best we can,” Fasulo said.

The night will be complete with music, candles, wait staff and a three-course meal. The event will cost 20 dollars for anyone that wishes to participate.

Dinner includes a salad, choice of an entree and, of course, dessert. Three different entree options are available, as well as alternatives for the vegetarian appetite.

“Chef Mark is creating a menu that, quite frankly, in terms of whats available off the campus I don’t think you could get a better deal,” Fasulo said.

Fasulo and Fugaro have worked on the event since last semester to make Valentine’s Day a success for people who don’t wish to leave campus in order to celebrate.

“For 20 dollars you get the whole entire experience without having to leave campus and worry about big lines, the hustle and bustle, the reservations,” Fasulo said.

The event is not limited to couples. Fasulo encourages groups of up to six people to make reservations.

Last year marked the first time the event was held, with around 20 people attending. This year, Fasulo has his sights set on 50 guests.

“I think it has some solid ground to it since last year,” Fasulo said.

Fasulo recommends that people who wish to attend the event buy their tickets before, even though walk-ins are welcome. Reservations can be made with any Rocky Top Cafe Cashier.